Summary: The first unit I received was defective and true to what I've come to expect from Amazon, it was quickly replaced. The operation is straightforward and easy to learn, which is a good thing since the documentation is sparse. The map included was outdated, and in several instances, the device led me on a round about way of getting there.
Summary: My first gps was a 5310, Not doing my home work I found myself looking at the gps units at Best Buy, not a very big selection when you look at all the ones available online. I wasnt intrested at the time in bluetooth, voice command, mp3, msn ect. just wanted a good gps and decent size screen, and I selected the 5310 for $499. Really should have more features for that price. Thats what this unit was 5" LCD screen with great POI, traffic and easy to use.
Summary: Here's a follow-up to my previous post (that I wrote 5 years ago): I've owned this product since 2008. It's worked reasonably well; have used it regularly on many local and cross-country trips. There was a map update in August 2010 (that I had to pay for). However, there has not been a map update since then. Many roads around the USA are new or have changed in the past few years.
Summary: Although I like the size and features (AAA Tour Book) Magellan has a badly out of date map with a posted note that it will be some time before an updated map is available. If you live in a rapidly growing new subdivision like I do be prepared to be directed out of your area in wierd ways over roads you know will take you out of your way. I constantly get "recalculating" until I get on major roads. If I had known this I would have waited.
Summary: Does the job. When getting off track, it sometimes fumbles a bit, and the turn announcements could be more uniform (thus requiring less looking at the screen for extra info). When it gets stuck in a menu (which happens every so often) one needs to reset it by sticking a ball point pen into the appropriate hole at the bottom. Generally an acceptable and usable unit, but I have seen better.
Summary: It is pretty straight forward, has a good sized screen and understandable, if mechanical voice. It seems lacking in quickly recovering the route, if the driver strays. Without being hooked up to the car's battery, it only has a three hour operating time. Also its shortest distance mode, drags one through small streets with many stops and bad quality paving. Reason for buying it was, to cut down on unnecessary miles driven, to save gas.